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Rick Matle

- US Detroit, MI Jazz / rock / experimental


Sounds Like: Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa, The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, The Who

Bio: Influenced in his formative years by classic rockers Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pete Townshend and Santana. Jazz guitar greats Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny would be an influence later as Rick studied jazz and composing at Oakland University, graduating in 1986. Rick performs live ... See Full Bio

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Rick Matle has a show on 08/14/2014 at 08:30 PM @ Gus O'connors - Rocheste... in Rochester, MI http://www.reverbnation.com/q/4ytbwe #concert


“RICK MATLE AND SHEILA LANDIS Fine & Mellow (Shelan) How simple! How eloquent! How nice! Indeed, the warm combination of Sheila Landis' supple voice and Rick Matle's caressing guitar is a natural. Based in Detroit, the duo casts an inviting spell in which standards transcend to the status of haiku, where an evergreen like "Ain't Misbehavin'" is transformed into a glossy yet telling encapsulation of life's great verities. "Summertime," "Corcovado" and "Willow Weep for Me" are similarity transmuted. Though they jokingly refer to themselves as the Motor City's answer to Tuck and Patti, it's an apt comparison. The duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass provide yet another touchstone. Along with standards, the duo's sophisticated treatment of bluesy fare such as Billie Holiday's "Fine & Mellow" is also notable. Throughout, one can't help but be impressed by their easy rapport, intuitive phrasings and hip harmonies. And when Landis scats, well, the spirit of Ella lives!”
—  Chuck Berg, JazzTimes
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